Tag: 1989

Dekalog: One

Dekalog: One and Kieslowski’s Art of Cinematic Shock

Kieslowski’s first installment of Decalogue is like a shock that jolts you into a kind of reality the shrieks of which you hear often from behind locked doors— doors you are too…

The 9 Best Films of the Australian New Wave

From roughly the beginning of the ‘70s to the end of the ‘80s, a sudden resurgence of films in Australia flooded the local film scene with more than a handful of master-strokes comparable in quality and artistic merit to the concurrent movements occurring in the USA and the UK.

Dead Poets Society [1989]: Taking the Road Less Traveled by

Dead Poets Society is yet another of my favourite films. When I watched it, I remember chiding myself for having deferred watching it for so long. I wished some teacher had told us about the movie in school. I felt like someone should have inspired me and kindled the passion for poetry in the same manner as is shown in the movie. But as they say every cloud has a silver lining. I watched it when I had turned to teaching as a profession.